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Ernest BURGESS

Regimental number4151
Place of birthBethnal Green, London, England
SchoolCrambrook Road Board School, Bethnal Green, London, England
Other trainingLeytonstone School, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClub steward
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinSister, M Hutchinson, 2l Bernside Street, Old Ford, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Place of enlistmentLithgow, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4151A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Age at death30
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
158
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn from 1st Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Admitted to hospital, Moascar, 15 June 1916; discharged and rejoined unit, 17 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 630505: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURGESS Ernest
Red Cross file 630505

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